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21ˢᵗ–Century Spartacus League

The 21ˢᵗ–Century Spartacus League ℠ is the ruling political party in LinkThe Democratic Communist Federation.

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The league stands for various principles. However, there is no expectation that self-identified members will necessarily agree with all of the bulleted items below:

  • freedom of speech and expression in the league

  • an openness to a variety of communist viewpoints

  • the absence of a single party line

  • a willingness to work side by side with communists who may not agree with all of the positions in this platform

  • an opposition to capitalism, imperialism, and all forms of nationalism (including Zionism)

  • a commitment to direct and representative proletarian democracy

  • an aversion to bourgeois democracy

  • a revolutionary praxis of spontaneity (mass action) and organization (vanguards)

  • an acceptance of the Marxist view that, in the aftermath of a hopefully successful revolution, communism will pass through two large-scale stages:

    1. an international, or global, proletarian state of coöperatives

    2. an international, or global, proletarian administration (or a decentralized federation) of coöperatives

  • a support, on a small scale, for like-minded individuals joining together, currently, and establishing producer and consumer coöperatives

  • a realization that these present-day coöperatives, operating in the context of the capitalist world-system, are merely a temporary way station and should not, therefore, be considered as a substitute for communist revolution

  • a belief that capitalism, in light of its internal contradictions, will eventually end on its own

  • a recognition that, in the aftermath of the destruction of capitalism, communism is not inevitable

  • an assertion that none of the uprisings before the collapse of capitalism, and there will undoubtedly be many, will, in the long run, be successful

  • the view that, following the collapse, communists must consciously pick up the pieces and, in an ongoing revolution, create a new global society

  • an acknowledgement that intersectionality could be approached as a model of contradictions in the capitalist world-system

  • an affirmation that communist internationalism can best be understood as the simultaneous rejection of sovereign nation states and the Stalinist view of socialism in one country

In conclusion, personally speaking, I am interested in a communist revolution, not in the social democratic reform of capitalism. From my perspective, establishing such a revolutionary social movement is unnecessary at this stage. For instance, I doubt that most of the world, both developed and underdeveloped, will survive the great unraveling to come. Communism, it seems to me, will be built, from the ground up, by simple people in far-flung areas of the world. The masses and their oligarchs have made their own decisions. My purpose, as a sociologist, is to evaluate possible consequences.

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Adapted from Linkwww.Antifa.red:

The autonomist Antifa movement (LinkMP3), or anti–fascism, opposes the domination of subaltern (LinkMP3) or marginalized races, ethnicities, nationalities, castes, and tribes. LinkAutonomism (LinkMP3), for its part, is anti–authoritarian communism. Antifa is a tactic for distracting people from the false dichotomy between social liberalism—namely, the faux left—and the right wing. There is, on a Venn diagram (), an overlap between social liberalism and the Left. The question is which of those two will emerge as the foundation for one’s assumptions. Alas, while advancing toward the pursuit of collective and individual emancipation, progressivism, social democracy, or Keynesianism can be among the major impediments to proletarian class consciousness.

The Antifa Luxemburgist Communist Collective™ (LinkMP3; ALCC™) or Antifa Luxemburgism™ (LinkMP3), as a unifying agent of Linkleft regroupment, remains nonviolent and nonconfrontational. Its practices are protective and defensive, never aggressive and offensive. Regarding Linkleft refoundation, ALCC is based upon LinkMarxism–Luxemburgism (LinkMP3) as the overall framework with LinkBhaskarian critical realism (LinkMP3) as the metatheory and Linkintersectionality (LinkMP3) as a key theory. When events wannant, activists may, as an illustration, escourt intended victims to safe areas. Meanwhile, union members and non–unionized workers can, as a strategy, coördinate the transition to communism. Follow ALCC on LinkFacebook (Linkjoin) and dialogue with us on our NationStates forum (join).

The major sources of ALCC, a social–and–economic development (SED) project, are: The proto–left communist LinkRosa Luxemburg (LinkMP3; 1871–1919) as a rightful successor to LinkKarl Marx (LinkMP3; 1818–1883) and LinkFriedrich Engels (LinkMP3; 1820–1895), the libertarian Marxist LinkProfessor Roy Bhaskar (LinkMP3;1944–2014) who founded British critical realism, Linkintersectionality (LinkMP3) and the multi–tendency Linksocialism from below. Moreover, supplementary approaches include: international socialism from neo–Trotskyist (LinkMP3) LinkTony Cliff (1917–2000), LinkTitoism (LinkMP3) from LinkMaršal Jŏsip Broz Tito (Serbo–Croatian Cyrillic, Маршал Јосип Броз Тито [LinkMP3], 1892–1980), Linkworkers’ self–directed coöperative enterprises from LinkProfessor Richard D. Wolff (born 1942), and LinkDe Leonism (LinkMP3) from LinkDaniel De Leon (LinkMP3; 1852–1914).

The above ten Linkperspectives, from Antifa to De Leonism, have been integrated into LinkThe Institute for Dialectical metaRealism™ (LinkMP3) or IDmR™ and LinkThe Collective to Fight Neurelitism™ (LinkMP3) and CFN™. Inspired by the revolutionary and transformative legacy of the great Red Rosa (German, rote Rosa [LinkMP3]) , ALCC vigorously promotes a Linkdemocratic communism while avoiding partisan politics. ALCC is a member of: Linkrs21: revolutionary socialism in the 21ˢᵗ century (see also their LinkFacebook page), LinkUnited Socialist Front, the LinkModern International Socialist Association, the LinkInternational Association for Critical Realism, the LinkUnion for Radical Political Economics, LinkAntifascist Action (Google+ Edition), LinkF!ghtFasc!sm, and others.

Arguably, fascism is a form of libertation, but it is a liberation of the wrong kind. Many fascists, oddly enough, apparently wish to liberate the oppressor from the oppressed. This pseudo–deliverance is unequivocally opposed by ALCC. Some fash crudely misappropriate the language and symbols of the Left, including populist references to revolution and even the use of a Linkfist clenched in solidarity. These confiscations, perhaps intended to hoodwink certain less informed people, may occasionally be successful. However, antifa activists should persevere in an alertness to such deceptive activities and, when appropriate, directly and decisively challenge them. An indispensable facet of any effective praxis—which is far more important than one’s chosen leftist current—must be intellectual warfare.

Fascism and its cousins—nazism, alt–rightism, neo–confederalism, white identitarianism and nationalism, nativism, ôðalism or odalism (LinkMP3), thuleanism (LinkMP3), xenophobia (LinkMP3), the neo–folkish movement (German, die neo–völkisch Bewegungen; LinkMP3), and an assemblage of ultra–right creeds—negate the unifying essence of humanity. Tolerating fascism and the like is unconscionable. Rather, an eradication of this virulent scourge of the Earth must become a universal moral responsibility. The multiple contradictions observed in fascistic ideologies should be dutifully acknowledged, established as ethically illegitimate, and then swiftly cast aside as untenable. ALCC is dedicated to the proposition that fascism can be thoroughly vanquished in the space of one or two generations.

ALCC accepts Rosa’s typology of spontaneity and organization. Spontaneous uprisings will be largely unplanned responses to continuing deteriorations in the capitalist world–system. They shall, quite likely, intensify over the coming months and years. Organized revolutionary activities, perhaps persisting for several centuries, will follow the collapse of capitalism. Communism, the completion of the dialectic, might then be established in two stages: first, a transnational state and, second, a localized global federation or administration. Yet, the political economy to come must be worked out by future generations. In the view of the collective’s founder—a communist nurtured in the New Left beginning in 1968—traditionalism is one of communism’s chief obstacles and, indeed, the last refuge of scoundrels.

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Ššālōm ʿălēyəḵẹm (Hebrew/ʿIḇəriyṯ, שָּׁלוֹם עֲלֵיְכֶם), ssalāmu ʿalaykum (Arabic/ʿArabiyyaẗ, سَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُم), šlama ʿlok (Syriac/Suryāyā, ܫܠܡܐ ܥܠܘܟ), sälamə läʾə–nanətä (Geꞌez/Gəʾəzə 🙵 Amharic/ʾÄmarəña, ሰላም ለእናንተ), sliem għalikom (Maltese/Malti), salām bah šumā (Persian/Fārsī, سَلَام بَه شُمَا), ʾâpa kū salāma (ʾUrdū, آپَ کُو سَلَامَ) or āpa ko salāma (Hindī, आप को सलाम), tuhāḍē laꞌī salāma (Guramukhi Punjabi/Guramukhī Pajābī, ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਲਈ ਸਲਾਮ; or Shahmukhi Punjabi/Šāh Mukhī Panǧābī, تُہَاڈے لَئِی سَلَامَ), sàlāmǔgěinǐ (Chinese/Zhōngwén, 萨拉姆给你), anata-ni-sarāmu (Japanese/Nihongo, あなたにサラーム), salāmūnā (Pashto/Paṣ̌tū and Sindhī, سَلَامُونَا), tōmāra sālāma (Bengali/Bāṅāli/Bānlā, তোমার সালাম), sizə salam olsun (Azerbaijani/Azərbaycanlı), asalaamu calaykum (Somali/Af-Soomaali), salam kwako (Swahili/Kiswahili), salam bagimu (Indonesian/bahasa Indonesia), salam a yu (Lingwa de Planeta/Lidepla/LdP), selamun aleyküm (Turkish/Türk Dili), salam sejahtera (Malay/Melayu), salutations to the comrades, 𑁣 ☮ ② Ⓤ ⒶⓁⓁ,

Mōšẹh ʾẠhărōn hạ-Lēwiy bẹn Hẹʿərəšəʿl ☭ ⚑ ★ (Hebrew/Yiddish,מֹשֶׁה אַהֲרֹן בֶּן הֶערְשֶׁעל)
LinkMarxist–Luxemburgist democratic communism, LinkBhaskarian critical realism,
LinkThe MarkFoster.NETwork Publications Portal, and LinkDialectical metaRealism.
Founder of The Antifa Luxemburgist Communist Collective and LinkThe Democratic
Communist Federation
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An ideology without a single example of success is neoliberalism. Since free-market liberalism was resurrected by Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, it has done nothing but cause misery for the vast majority of the world’s population.

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels anticipated two major stages of communism. Both stages are, by definition, international. Joseph Stalin’s so-called “socialism in one country” is a novel idea, but it is not based on the writings of Marx or Engels.

In the first phase, communism will develop within the matrix of capitalism. That is to say, the state will remain, but it will be run by the proletariat (the workers), not by the capitalists and imperialists. The economic form of organization will be worker and producer coöperatives. These will be regulated by the proletarian state.

In the second phase, at least according to this writer’s understanding, the state will, quoting Engels, “wither away and die.” In place of a state will be established an administration — a federation if you prefer — which will coördinate the operation of society. However, unlike the first phase, communism will now be decentralized and localized. The coöperatives will remain.

In both cases, communism will be radically democratic. The Bolshevik idea of centralism has no place in communism. A diversity of views will be tolerated, encouraged, and promoted. “Red Rosa” Luxemburg never wanted to see any of her comrades expelled from the party — no matter how much at variance their ideas were from her own. Marxism–Luxemburgism can be considered, to use my own term, proto–left communism, since Rosa died before left communism (i.e., communism to the left of Vladimir Lenin) was formally established.

Many Trotskyists, supporters of the ideas of the Bolshevik Leon Trotsky, claim to be democratic, but Trotsky himself was far from being a democrat. Arguably he moved to the right under Vladimir Lenin. Later, following his exit from the Soviet Union, he maneuvered back toward the left. Nevertheless, consider the situation of Trotskyism today. There are few, or relatively inconsequential, differences between the abundance of Trotskyist organizations. Yet, they factionalize over and over again. They seem to be more interested in the charisma of their leaders than in genuine revolutionary struggle. The germ of the single-party state is, even now, present in the Trotskyist movement.

That being said, on a personal level, I have generally gotten on quite well with Trotskyists. There is a great deal about Trotskyism (as well as Titoism) which I find attractive. Furthermore, Trotskyists — as well as all communists, syndicalists, and revolutionary socialists — are cordially welcomed to struggle side by side with the Democratic Communist Federation.

Ššālōm ʿălēyəḵẹm (Hebrew/ʿIḇəriyṯ, שָּׁלוֹם עֲלֵיְכֶם), ssalāmu ʿalaykum (Arabic/ʿArabiyyaẗ, سَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُم), šlama ʿlok (Syriac/Suryāyā, ܫܠܡܐ ܥܠܘܟ), sälamə läʾə–nanətä (Geꞌez/Gəʾəzə 🙵 Amharic/ʾÄmarəña, ሰላም ለእናንተ), sliem għalikom (Maltese/Malti), salām bah šumā (Persian/Fārsī, سَلَام بَه شُمَا), ʾâpa kū salāma (ʾUrdū, آپَ کُو سَلَامَ) or āpa ko salāma (Hindī, आप को सलाम), tuhāḍē laꞌī salāma (Guramukhi Punjabi/Guramukhī Pajābī, ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਲਈ ਸਲਾਮ; or Shahmukhi Punjabi/Šāh Mukhī Panǧābī, تُہَاڈے لَئِی سَلَامَ), sàlāmǔgěinǐ (Chinese/Zhōngwén, 萨拉姆给你), anata-ni-sarāmu (Japanese/Nihongo, あなたにサラーム), salāmūnā (Pashto/Paṣ̌tū and Sindhī, سَلَامُونَا), tōmāra sālāma (Bengali/Bāṅāli/Bānlā, তোমার সালাম), sizə salam olsun (Azerbaijani/Azərbaycanlı), asalaamu calaykum (Somali/Af-Soomaali), salam kwako (Swahili/Kiswahili), salam bagimu (Indonesian/bahasa Indonesia), salam a yu (Lingwa de Planeta/Lidepla/LdP), selamun aleyküm (Turkish/Türk Dili), salam sejahtera (Malay/Melayu), salutations to the comrades, 𑁣 ☮ ② Ⓤ ⒶⓁⓁ,

Mōšẹh ʾẠhărōn hạ-Lēwiy bẹn Hẹʿərəšəʿl ☭ ⚑ ★ (Hebrew/Yiddish,מֹשֶׁה אַהֲרֹן בֶּן הֶערְשֶׁעל)
LinkMarxist–Luxemburgist democratic communism, LinkBhaskarian critical realism,
LinkThe MarkFoster.NETwork Publications Portal, and LinkDialectical metaRealism.
Founder of The Antifa Luxemburgist Communist Collective and LinkThe Democratic
Communist Federation
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